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The Mount Family

Kristy is one of Alicia's good friends at Stritch, and she and her husband, Jim, live near us in La Grange. Their two and a half year old son, Jimmy, is currently a big fan of trains, so we decided to do their family portrait session at the tiny local "Choo Choo Park," as Jimmy calls it. (I consulted Google Maps but couldn't find an official name for it...so perhaps Jimmy is right.) ;]

We had so much fun capturing Jimmy in his element -- playing train conductor, going down the slides, getting super excited about wearing stickers, and learning to "pump" his legs on the swings. The Mount Family is so fun-loving, and I think that comes through in these images. Kristy, Jim, and Jimmy -- thank you for spending the morning with us! :]

The Mount Family Downtown | Wotog Blog - October 20, 2011 - 23:34

[…] photographed the Mounts last year, and we must have done something right, because they asked us to do it again this year! ;] This […]

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The Doobay Family

Amy is a doctor at Loyola, and she bid on and won our portrait photography package that we donated to Stritch's ISI fundraising auction. She and her husband, Chad, have adorable twin boys, Luke and Oliver, who were 11 months old at the time of our session. The Doobays were so friendly and welcoming, and really made us feel at home in their home. We feel so fortunate to have met their family! :]

In case you're having trouble telling the twins apart, Amy and Chad have a clever color-coding system -- Luke wears blue, and Oliver wears green. ;]

Lisa - July 2, 2010 - 22:00

precious pix! I will forward to my daughter in law.

admin - July 2, 2010 - 22:18

Thanks, Lisa — glad you like them! :]

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Gina + Yathi’s Catholic Wedding

Gina is one of Alicia's friends and Stritch classmates. She and Yathi had a "double-header" wedding to accommodate the cultures of both of their families. (See images from their Hindu ceremony here.) We were invited as guests, and I also acted as a "supplemental" photographer at their request.

Their second ceremony was held at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Chicago, followed by an elegant reception at Monastero's Banquet Hall.

Thanks for the invite, Gina and Yathi -- we had a great time! :]

Aprel Barnes - June 27, 2010 - 14:49

OMG…these are great!

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Gina + Yathi’s Hindu Wedding

Gina is one of Alicia's friends and Stritch classmates. She and Yathi had a "double-header" wedding to accommodate the cultures of both of their families. (See images from their Catholic ceremony here.) We were invited as guests, and I also acted as a "supplemental" photographer at their request.

Their first ceremony was held at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont. This was my first Hindu ceremony, and aside from the bold colors adorning the participants and guests, I was also struck by the use of many different foods during the ceremony. In general, it was just a laid-back, stress-free, interesting event. (Personally, I think other cultures could take notes to make their own wedding ceremonies somewhat less stuffy affairs.) ;] After the ceremony, all the guests enjoyed a delicious lunch of Indian food. Mmmmm...

Thanks for the invite, Gina and Yathi -- we had a great time! :]

[…] She and Yathi had a "double-header" wedding to accommodate the cultures of both of their families. (See images from their Hindu ceremony here.) We were invited as guests, and I also acted as a "supplemental" photographer at their […]

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Ioanna + Andrew’s Wedding

Andrew is a good friend of mine from high school back in Connecticut. He and I reconnected two years ago when he proposed to Ioanna only weeks after Alicia and I got engaged. And their wedding date was exactly one year after ours on the same date (May 30)! They both attended our wedding in Los Angeles last year, and we felt so privileged to be able to attend theirs in Chicago!

Ioanna's family is Greek, so their wedding ceremony was held at St. Andrew's (how fitting!) Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. Their super classy reception was at the Intercontinental Hotel downtown and featured a live band well versed in both Greek and American pop music. It was quite the celebration of their marriage and our one year anniversary! ;]

Seriously, though, it was such an honor to be a groomsman in the wedding of a great friend, seeing him marry his perfect match and the love of his life. Congratulations, Ioanna and Andrew! :D

See the full proof gallery here.

Ann Mazotas - June 22, 2010 - 20:50

Whoa!

[…] with Simone and Matthias was photographing them briefly as they tore up the dance floor at Ioanna & Andrew's wedding last year. When they asked me to photograph their e-session and wedding in Switzerland where they […]

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